I’ve been painting in the pastel medium for about 3 years but painting in oils and acrylics dates back over 30 years. My first exposure to pastels was in a classroom at Art Naples taught by Linda Chambers, a gifted teacher and pastel artist. Since then I have been taken with the flexibility and the immediate, often surprising results the pastel medium can produce. I have found a method that moves me to express my vision of the natural world and yields endless possibilities whether painting landscapes, portraits or just reflective quality of light.
I’m originally from Wisconsin but born Canadian and hold a dual citizenship. I attended several Wisconsin State Universities and finally graduated with a BFA in Art from the University of Wi - Oshkosh. Upon graduating I pursued a career in graphic arts and advertising for approximately the next twenty-five years.
Southwest Florida is now home and I’m loving the endless summers and the beauty everywhere to paint. I’m an avid Plein Air painter and join the group whenever I can.